Samuel Francis Smith, national hymn, 1832

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Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), is best known for this work, "My Country, 'tis of thee," also known as the national hymn.

Smith was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard. He became an ordained minister in 1834 at a Baptist Church in Waterville, where he served from 1834-1842. He also was professor of modern languages at Waterville College (now Colby).

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  • Title: Samuel Francis Smith, national hymn, 1832
  • Creator: Samuel Francis Smith
  • Creation Date: 1832
  • Subject Date: 1832
  • Location: Waterville, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, Box 6/4, MS00-20.0243
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text

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